Hey all; just up! Anne Lamott & Glennon Doyle Melton join me for a new episode of the Beautiful Writers Podcast.

I’m thrilled to be back, after taking several months off for book writing and horse wrangling. And I’m even more delighted that Glennon has rallied again, this time for a seat in the co-host chair. G is fresh from her whirlwind tour for the #1 New York Times bestseller, LOVE WARRIOR, and shares heart-centered updates on some of those dizzying details. You’ll also hear love notes on her recent divorce (yes, they’re darling like that), and romantic musings on her engagement to soccer legend, Abby Wambach (simply captivating).

Despite never having met Anne before this interview, Glennon and I are long-time super fans of this much BELOVED author of so many New York Times bestsellers it’s hard to keep track: Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; Traveling Mercies; Operating Instructions, and several novels—including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. And let’s not forget, Anne’s universally adored, how-to writing classic, Bird by Bird.

I LOVED tapping into their wisdom and experience on Writing and Spirituality and Political Activism. I was struck, as I think you will be too, by just how many things Anne and Glennon have in common. Freakish might be a good word for it. Here’s a few: Oprah; sobriety; motherhood; bestsellers; acts of charity; Sunday-school teaching, progressive politics, overall adorableness, and the not-so-enviable burden of social anxiety (unless you figure, as I do, that this disorder is sneakily behind their distinct talent for taking universal feelings and making them hilariously darkly dramatic and touching, thus earning them the adoration of practically everyone).

At any rate, Glennon and I feel so blessed to have caught Anne BEFORE she embarks on tour for this, her 17th book, entitled, HALLELUJAH ANYWAY: Rediscovering Mercy. Because she hasn’t yet been asked a million questions on the topic and therefore wasn’t looking for the exit routes. Because the world sure could sure use more mercy right about now. And because you’ll soon find out what it means, where you can find it, and why it’s so radically important. Come over to Facebook and join the conversation.

I’m so glad you’re here! Have a beautiful weekend, my friend.

Write on.


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